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MY HEART IS IN THE EAST: Za’atar, Kan Zaman Sacred music from the Middle East, featuring Arab-Jewish and Sephardic melodies, and Muslim and Christian songs of the Arab world. BAHA’I CENTER, 5755 Rodeo Road; 7 p.m. (323) 655-TKTS (8587).
PASHA NINATEEN, ADAAWE UCLA, University Catholic Center, 633 Gayley Ave., Wstwd.; 7 p.m. (323) 655-TKTS (8587). See Picks of the Week.
THANJÁVUR With influences that span the globe — Africa, India, the Middle East and Latin America — this quintet (whose members are from India, Venezuela and the U.S.) performs world music with a capital "W." NEW MISSION THEATER at Rancho Cordillera del Norte, 9105 Wilbur Ave., Northridge; 8 p.m. (818) 349-3431 or (323) 258-1424.
VAS Omar Faruk Tekbilek, "the foremost Turkish musician living in the West," joins ecstatic singer Azam Ali and percussionist Greg Ellis. SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.; 8 p.m. (310) 440-4659.
HAE KYUNG LEE & DANCERS A blessing by local Korean shamans starts this evening of butoh-influenced dance off on the right foot. CAL STATE L.A., State Playhouse, 5151 State University Dr.; 8 p.m. (323) 343-4118.